Foldable Phones Are Here - But Why? - Comments Page 1

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Posted by:

MmeMoxie
26 Feb 2019

The bottom line for me ... I don't care about any foldable smartphones.

I do love my smartphone and it is an older model, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The reason that I purchased this one, as it was the older model when I did ... Was that this phone the battery can be removed and replaced. Today's smartphones are eliminating the whole aspect of being able to remove and replace the batteries so that the consumers will have to purchase brand new phones when their own phone's batteries die.

My Note 4 is the right size for me. I can see everything that is on my phone and it simply is my favorite smartphone of all time! I had to replace my original battery and got a brand new one at Batteries Plus and Bulbs. It has a Lifetime Warranty on it and yes, I did pay more than what most were being offered for. I wanted the Lifetime Warranty and I felt in the long run, it would be the better battery for my phone.

Another service that Batteries Plus and Bulbs offer are Repair Service for Smartphones ... Things like screen repairs or replacements and other things that can break on any smartphone. You can usually find a Batteries Plus and Bulbs nearby, at least in good sized cities or towns. My store is right up the street from me, about 2 miles away. I haven't had to use the Repair Service, so I can't verify that it is good, because my Note 4 is doing quite well and doesn't need any service, at the moment.

So for me, the Foldable Phone is nothing more than a propaganda exercise in an excessive function that truly is not a necessity in my life and I would venture to say ... Most lives.

Posted by:

Jonathan Skrine
26 Feb 2019

I've eventually given in and got a cheap chinese smart(ish) phone.

As a pc user who uses a tablet every day (but only as an ebook) I wonder how people can manage on under-powered under-sized phones for computer use.

I think they must be building people with better eyes these days.....

Posted by:

Ducklady
26 Feb 2019

Yes, I would buy one. I have an iPhone 5S. I'm not attached to IOS/Android, etc. I bought it because it was a smart phone that was on a special offer and it fits in my pocket.

Fitting in my pocket is my prime consideration for a phone. A phone I cannot carry is no good to me.

However, it seems as if no one wants to make a decent sized smart phone anymore. If I am unable to replace my 5S/SE with one of a similar size I would, indeed, get a foldable phone IF it fits in my pocket.

My guess is they're probably making those things right now in the huge, overblown currently popular size, just double thickness. BUT if they made a 5S-sized foldable phone I'd be all over it.

I do not carry a pocketbook so not fitting in my pocket is a non-starter for me. A phone I cannot carry or keep forgetting to bring with me is a non phone because I cannot use what's not with me.

Posted by:

chuck
26 Feb 2019

Kid phone. What else can you say?

Posted by:

bert lowi
26 Feb 2019

I already have a foldable phone. It's called the Motorola RAZR. Except in those days we called them clamshells. With a little practice you could learn to open it for business with a smart snap of the wrist. It's collecting dust along with my blackberry.

Posted by:

gene
26 Feb 2019

Absolutely not. I've got an iPad and I will never pay $2000 for a phone. Just never. I'd go back to flip phones first.

Posted by:

Pete
26 Feb 2019

How long will the screen last? Those plastic living hinges don't seem to last that long.

Posted by:

JP
26 Feb 2019

@Ducklady - Apple is having a clearance sale on thenew iPhone SE right now. A 32GB version is $249. Check the Apple web site.

I currently have an LG Fiesta LTE (Tracfone) that just barely fits into my pants pocket. Anything bigger is a no-go for me. I'd actually prefer something a bit shorter than what I have. The reason I bought it? It was one of the few smartphones sold by Tracfone at the time, and it has a 4500 mAh battery.

Posted by:

bill
26 Feb 2019

If you are carrying a tablet AND a phone, this could be useful.
I used to do that and loved the 7" tablet size because I could carry it in a pants pocket and use it to handle email.
Now that I am more desk based, the tablet went to my wife so that she can carry it to several places where she works.

This is smaller and eliminates the need for a second device. I like the idea that the Samsung has the small screen for phone use and the big one when you need it.

Posted by:

Sara P Cleveland
26 Feb 2019

I'm not very interested in expensive foldable phones. I had a Samsung Galaxy S5 which was more than adequate for several years. I had upgraded from a much earlier Galaxy for only the $40 activation fee.Last year Best Buy had a huge sale on Galaxy S9 & I bought one for less than half the list price. I can't say that I love it, but the camera is so good for this point-and-shoot person that I rarely use the standalone digital camera that I bought a few years ago. The S9 has more features than I will probably ever use but that's mostly because I'm living evidence of the family joke: Mom is too "dumnb" for her "smart" phone.

Posted by:

Tony
26 Feb 2019

Gimmicky, likely to break, most probably at great cost. $2000 for a phone? You have got to be joking, but all those people with more money than sense might buy them.
I doubt if you'll see them after 3 years from now as some other expensive "must have" gimmick will come along.
Until 5G comes along, I won't be spending money on another phone.

Posted by:

Jeff Ferguson
26 Feb 2019

Maybe for cars w/o built-in Navigation systems where you do need Broadband for accurate location. Otherwise, it is just a techie envy gimmick now.

Posted by:

Mike
26 Feb 2019

My Note 5 still is better than most new phones. I'm only waiting for 5G to be established before upgrading.

Posted by:

Sam
26 Feb 2019

Hurray! I hate tiny phone screens.

Posted by:

Bob
26 Feb 2019

I have a Samsung Note 4 which is more than adequate for my needs. I have a $1000 car - I am not going to pay more than that for a phone.

Posted by:

Gary SE Wisconsin
26 Feb 2019

Sounds like an overpriced, poor performing answer to a question nobody asked! I have a $9.95 flip Tracfone and a $39.95 Trac Samsung Galaxy SIII which do all I could ask for about $7/month. I also don't get how people can see well enough to do things on any phone screen..... lol

Posted by:

Rick
26 Feb 2019

Nope, will not buy. I love my samsung galaxy 5. Just the right size (fits in all pockets) is waterproof and has a replaceable battery! I have a computer and laptop for all the other stuff!

Posted by:

Ron
27 Feb 2019

The world is getting crazier every day. $2,000 for a phone? I have a perfect sized SE iPhone and a mini iPad which both go with me easily. At home I have three laptops, 11", 13", and 15.6" which are used for any lengthy emails.

Posted by:

Diane
27 Feb 2019

Just a way of creating a "need" where one doesn't actually exist. Playing into the gullible mentality of the consumer.

I don't own an iPhone nor will I.

Posted by:

Samantha
27 Feb 2019

My 20 yr old flip phone, Samsung is good enough for me. Most of my circle use these or earlier flat phones if have gone beyond a flip phone but they still sell these for seniors. Until it dies or cant do the job - it wont be replaced.

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